Popular continuity program rewards our loyal fanz!
If you've seen this cute little doggie logo at businesses around your town, you know it means they offer a chance to earn great rewards for your patronage.
When you visit us 10 times - to see a show or just for a drink, you'll earn two free tickets to a ComedySportz show. Just scan your card at our bar. If you don’t already have a card, you can pick one up and enroll in our lobby bar as well
Full-price tickets for shows before December 15, 2012 earn free tickets for January and February.
So here's a little secret you may not know: ComedySportz in Chicago is a locally-owned small business. While several theaters across the country perform the same show, each location is independently owned by small business people. (For the record, the businesses are small, the owners are almost all of normal size.)
Our owners are Dave Gaudet, Jill Shely, Greg Werstler, and Rene Duquesnoy. For those of you with a bit of internet time to kill, here are some fun facts:
DAVE still performs in our professional ensemble and has been since 1988. (For those under 30, 1988 was a magical time when milk came in glass bottles and computers came in rooms!) If you see the show on Saturdays at 8p or 10p you may catch him! Dave has a wife and three kids and lives in the Irving Park neighborhood. They have a dog which is literally the size of a Dustbuster.
JILL is our lone transplant -- now living in New York City and performing with ComedySportz New York City. Thankfully, her house, husband and two kids all got through Hurricane Sandy. (Though her building flooded, her family was safely on the 10th floor.) However, with parents in St. Charles, she still gets to Chicago from time to time to play!
GREG actually works in the office and runs the National Touring Company, which brings ComedySportz to corporate meetings and special events throughout the Northern Midwest via our National Touring Company. He lives with his wife and two girls in Bud Long Woods, a Northwest neighborhood of the city.
RENE has been performing with ComedySportz since 2007 and joined the partners during our move to our new home at 929 W Belmont. Rene loves the diner scene in Lakeview. From Nookies Tree to Stella's, there is always a skillet, BLT, or freshly brewed Iced Tea around the corner. To get ready for a show, Rene goes to the FFC on Halsted to get energized, then to Cesar's Restaurants afterwards for Killer Margaritas. He and his wife live just around the corner in Roscoe Village!
So, if you're like many Chicagoans this Thanksgiving, you're already planning to celebrate with ComedySportz by bringing the family (or escaping them). Know that you're also putting your dollars into the local economy. After all, if someone is going to make you laugh harder than a pardoned turkey, it should be someone from the neighborhood. Right?
See you at ComedySportz!
President, CEO, and a guy who also lives in Lakeview
P.S. For ComedySportz's holiday schedule, click here.
P.P.S. Here's two great resources for supporting local small businesses:
- Published: November 19 2012
Additional shows on Wednesday at 8 pm and Friday at 6 pm.
| We’ve added extra shows to fit your holiday schedule! If you’re looking for something to do with your guests the night before the big day, there’s our extra Wednesday show at 8 pm for $22.00! Plus, it’ll be followed by “More” – our free extra helping of improv comedy to be played right after the 8 PM ComedySportz show.|
After a day of shopping on Black Friday, you may just be ready for a few laughs, so we’ve added an extra 6 pm show just when you’ll need the hilarity the most. Tickets are $22.00 for that as well. We’ll have our regular 8 & 10 pm shows as well. Saturday the 24th features our normal schedule of 6, 8, and 10 pm!
Check out our specially themed late night holiday shows. Pop idol Justin Bieber will fill in for James Stewart’s George Bailey in ComedySportz’s original comedy, It’s a Bieberful Life, to be performed Fridays at midnight from November 16th through December 29, 2012. Another late night show, A Minions Carol, will be a holiday riff on Improv Minions - ComedySportz’ regular kitchtastic improv battle on Thursdays at 10pm.
The Hans Christian Andersen classic The Snow Queen will be given the ComedySportz treatment for our weekly Saturday morning kids’ series. The ComedySportz Crew Meets The Snow Queen will be performed Saturdays at 11 am from November 17, 2012 through January 19, 2013.
Throughout December, we’ll have several extra performances.